Posted By: QuitSmoking.com Staff | Jun 28 2013
The negative physical effects of smoking cigarettes are pretty universally acknowledged at this point, but the emotional downside of doing so is less well known. A recent Gallup-Healthways poll revealed just such a link between smoking and a series of mental health issues, including depression. Smokers report feeling fewer positive emotions like “happiness” and “laughter” than the general population does. In addition, 6% fewer smokers feel as if they are being treated with respect.